The beautiful game's fear of a black face

Racism denied Arthur Wharton, Britain's first professional black footballer, his place in history - until now, a century after he kept goal.

Football: Sky put transfer reins on Ferguson

THE MANCHESTER UNITED manager, Alex Ferguson, may be forced to plead his case for new signings costing more than pounds 1 m with prospective buyers BSkyB over the next three months, it emerged last night.

Gregory matches Graham grind

Leeds United 0 Aston Villa 0 Attendance: 33,446

Football: Ferguson switches to football channel

EVEN A Champions' League game against the Spanish football giants Barcelona could not hide the big issue at Old Trafford yesterday. To Alex Ferguson's obvious annoyance, the theme of the questions kept coming back to BSkyB's proposed pounds 623m takeover of Manchester United.

Football: Villa step reluctantly into the spotlight

Aston Villa 2 Wimbledon 0

Football: Fans fail to add fuel to protest vote

Manchester United 2 Coventry City 0

Football: 'Fans have memories, customers buy brands'

Fan's eye view: Manchester United by Cliff Hague

Football: Premiership Team Of The Week

That Was The Weekend That Was

Football: Roving role is fine by Giggs

MANCHESTER UNITED may have missed out on Patrick Kluivert and Dwight Yorke, but they have still unleashed a new attacking force this season.

Football: pounds 10m bid for Yorke rejected by Villa

ASTON VILLA continued to shrug off the unwelcome advances of Manchester United for Dwight Yorke yesterday, after they rejected what they have described as United's second and final faxed offer of pounds 10m for the striker.

Football: Villa say pounds 10m for Yorke `too low'

ASTON VILLA continued to shrug off the unwelcome advances of Manchester United for Dwight Yorke yesterday after they rejected what they have described as United's second and final faxed offer of pounds 10m for the striker.

Football: Juninho 'will cost Villa pounds 12m'

REPORTS THAT Atletico Madrid are willing to sell Juninho to Aston Villa for pounds 12m were denied by the player's agent, Gianni Paladini, last night.

Football: Yorke takes his chance

Sheffield Wednesday 1

Football: Gregory's Villa find new purpose

Coventry City 1 Aston Villa 2

Football: Yorke's bold move

Coventry City 1 Whelan 59 Aston Villa 2 Yorke 5, 48 Attendance: 22,792
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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee